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GEORGE TAYLOR RIGGS

George Taylor Riggs, age 94 of Clinton went to be with his Savior on Aug. 21, 2017. George was born in Coal Creek on July 9, 1923 to George Thomas and Sarah Sharp Riggs. He was a long time member of South Clinton Baptist Church. George was an avid sports fan and a well-known walleye fisherman. He was interested in local politics and the administration of government issues in Clinton. He is preceded in death by parents as well as a son, Gary Keith Riggs. Left to cherish his memory are wife Bobbie Martin Riggs, daughter Susan Weaver and husband Gary, daughter Debi Fox and husband Tommy, son Robert Riggs and special friend Elaine Shipe, daughter Cindy Lollar and husband Philip, and daughter-in-law Jean Riggs; grandchildren, Dennis Sharp and wife Waynette, Jeremy Pyatt and wife Melissa, Meagan Hipshire and husband Travis, Lance Pettiford, and Tessa Lollar, and great grandchildren Tanner and Kami Sharp and Mason, Evan, and Isaac Pyatt. The family offers a special thanks to his many caregivers, companions, and nurses. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Holley Gamble Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 am, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 at Woodhaven Memorial Garden in Claxton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to South Clinton Baptist Church food pantry for monetary donations, 1000 Clinch Ave., Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is honored to serve the Riggs family. www.holleygamble.com

ELIZABETH FOX BOLTON

Elizabeth Fox Bolton, 94, Manassas Va., formerly of Clinton, passed away Aug. 8, 2017, at Novant Health UVA Haymarket Medical Center in Haymarket, Va. She was born to Thomas Wilson Fox and Elizabeth Strong Fox in Jeff, Kentucky. The Fox family moved from Kentucky to Tennessee in 1931 where they lived on the family farm on Edgemoor Road where the Centennial Golf Course is currently located. The family moved from the farm to Clinton in support of the war effort. She graduated from Clinton High School where she was voted “Most Popular Girl”. She was an avid bowler and won numerous bowling titles and championships. She was a two-time Virginia State Doubles Champion and participated in over 45 WIBC Tournaments held throughout the United States. Elizabeth was a member of the Manassas Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: Husbands, 2nd Lt. Sherrill R. Williams, Walter R. Brummett, and Earl A. Bolton; son, Walter R. “Bobby” Brummett Jr.; sisters, Dorothy Margrave, Hazel Brown, Bessie Smith and Bertha Jenkins; her brothers William and Henry Fox. She is survived by: Daughter Cheryl Williams Hall of Jonesboro, Ga.; son, Johnny Bolton and wife Nancy of Nokesville, Va.; sister, Minnie Manley of Selma Ala.; brother, Fred Fox and wife Onah of Clinton; grandchildren, Edward Hall and wife Chevelle of Newnan, Ga., Robin Shockley of Los Angeles, Calif., Elizabeth Sahley and husband Chad of Los Angeles, Calif., Alicia Wagner and husband Joe of Winter Haven, Fla., Michelle Hudson and husband Jesse of Manassas, Va., Jonathan Bolton and wife Nicole of Catlett, Va., Jacob and Catie Bolton of Manassas, Va.; ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Woodhaven Funeral Home, 160 Edgemoor Road, Powell. The Graveside Service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens. The family would like to thank Elizabeth’s caregiver, Jean Pitt, for her excellent and loving care. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to The Pat Summitt Foundation, 520 W. Summitt Hills Drive, S.W., #1101, Knoxville, TN 37902. To share your thoughts and condolences please go to www.woodhavenfh.com. Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens are honored to serve the Bolton family.

DOROTHY BREEDEN LETT

Dorothy Breeden Lett, age 75, of Knoxville, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Aug. 10, 2017. Dorothy was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was retired from Hoskins Drug Store. Dorothy is preceded in death by parents U.L. and Frances Breeden; brothers, William “Bill” Breeden (Evelyn), Tommy Breeden and Richard Breeden; sisters, Gerry Clark (James H.), Zelma Hill and Betty Ann Breeden; brother-in-law Robert E. Clark. Dorothy is survived by husband Ralph Lett; daughter Lisa VanDeGriff; step-daughter Lisa Weaver (Martin); grandsons Preston Weaver and Payton VanDeGriff; sister Louise Clark; and several nieces and nephews. The family received friends on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel. Family and friends met at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at Bethany Church Cemetery for a 2 p,m, Graveside Service, with Charles Gilbert Watson officiating. Condolences for the Lett family can be expressed at www.mynattfh.com.

WILMA W. PHILLIPS

Wilma W. Phillips, age 91, of Heiskell, went to be with the Lord Aug. 13, 2017. Wilma was born in Knoxville on March 4, 1926. She graduated from Clinton High School and continued on to receive a Business degree from Knoxville Business College. Wilma was married to Dan H. Phillips on April 6, 1958; they were married 36 years. Wilma worked as a Film Technician for Technical Information Center in Oak Ridge. She enjoyed singing gospel music and playing piano at her church. She was a long time member of Glory Way Baptist Church in South Clinton. She is preceded in death by husband Dan H. Phillips; son Danny Gene Phillips; parents George Newton Walker and Annabelle Walker; and brother Eugene Walker. Wilma is survived by daughters Darlene (Randy) Hawk, and Diane (Jerry) Wilkerson; grandchildren Jerry Wilkerson, Shannon Wilkerson, Trisha Nelson, Jessica Wilson, Emily Hawk, Anna Mae Kitts, Rebecca Wilkerson, and Alex Hawk; eight great grandchildren; caregiver and special friend Barbara “Sis” Dixon of Heiskell. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with a service to follow. Brother Larry Tilley and Brother Jess Ward officiating. Family and friends will meet at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel Thursday by 10 a.m. to go in procession to Wolf Valley Baptist Church Cemetery for an 11am interment. Online condolences can be made at www.mynattfh.com

HERBERT LOCKWOOD TUDOR

Herbert Lockwood Tudor, 78, Clinton, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. He was born Aug. 27, 1938, in Union County. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he formerly served as Choir Director. Herbert enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was the owner and operator of New Loyston Memorial Gardens. Preceeded in death by: Loving wife of 51 years, Edna Tudor; parents, Lex and Martha Tudor; brothers, Johnny, Jerry and J.C. Tudor; sisters, Sara Lee Tudor and Helen Warwick. Left to cherish his memory are: Daughters, Rebecca Wilkerson and husband Tony, Sandra Longmire and husband Charlie; grandchildren, Brittany Wilkerson, Kayla Wilkerson, and Matthew Longmire; sisters, Margie Fraker (Carl), Trula Ogle, Marylynn Champion; brother, Hobert Tudor; and many nieces, nephews, and long- time friends. The family wishes to thank honorary grandsons, Tyler Irwin and Ben Howard, Covenant Home Health/Hospice and Dr. Thakur and her staff for all their care. Family and friends will meet 1:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel and proceed to New Loyston Memorial Gardens for 2 p.m. interment service. Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Mynatt Funeral Home Halls Chapel with funeral service to follow, the Rev. Allen Giles and the Rev. Cody Dykes officiating. Condolences for the Tudor family may be expressed at www.mynattfh.com

ETHEL GLADYS HILL WALKER

Ethel Gladys Hill Walker, Oak Ridge, died in her home on Sunday morning, July 30, 2017, at the age of 93. Gladys was born March 31, 1924, in Lee County, Ky., to parents Minnie May Davis Hill and Charles Dewitt Hill. She and her six siblings were raised in Primrose, Ky. She taught all eight grades in a one-room school house at Primrose after receiving her teaching certificate from Lee Junior College. In 1944, she and her sister, Gean, went to Oak Ridge, to work for the summer as part of the war effort. She decided to stay in Oak Ridge and was one of the first group computer programmers for Union Carbide. Gladys retired from Y-12 in 1985 as a section head for the Computer Sciences Division. Gladys met her husband of 61 years, Everett C. Walker, on a blind date arranged by her sister, Gean, and a dear friend, Rembert Harris. Their daughter Patty was born in Oak Ridge in 1957. She leaves behind friends and family including: Patty and her son-in-law Robert Baird of Clinton; grandson, Patrick of Nashville, to whom she was “Gaga” for 28 years; her very special niece, Bennie Phillips of Murphy, N.C.; sister-in-law, Sally Rae Hill of Irvin, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Joyce Carroll and Bobbie Baird. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge where she taught Sunday school for many years. Gladys was preceded in death by: Husband; parents; brothers, Virgil, Kerney, and Charles Hill; and sisters Sally Rogers, Gean Merriman, and Frieda Hill. The family would like to recognize the sweet care provided to Gladys by the ladies of Visiting Angels Knoxville and Covenant Hospice. The family received friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with a service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment was at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, followed by celebration of life reception for friends and family at Calhoun’s in Oak Ridge. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a memorial for Gladys Walker sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com

CORA LEE WILSON

Cora Lee Wilson, age 77, of Clinton, passed away Aug. 11, 2017 at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1939 in Anderson County to Joe and Elizabeth Moore. Cora Lee was a dedicated member of South Clinton Baptist Church. She lived her life by the words of Proverbs 3:6 ”Seek God’s will in all you do, and He will show you the path to take” and 1 Peter 1:3 “According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” She loved spending time with her family, and she along with her husband, Clifford, were owners and operators of Wilson’s Wrought Iron Steel Company, in South Clinton for 45 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. In addition to her parents, Cora Lee is preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, a grandson and special aunt that helped raise her, Cora Massengale. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Clifford Talmage Wilson; two sisters, Mary Cate and husband Cecil and JoAnn Hill and husband Jack; three daughters, Sandy Stooksbury and husband Doug, Vicki Wilson-Smith, and Tammy Daniel and husband David; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family received friends at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and funeral services followed at 8 p.m. with Pastor Roger Pugh officiating. Family and friends met Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens for a graveside service at 11 a.m. Cora Lee requested in lieu of flowers, to please make donations to the Kitchen Fund at South Clinton Baptist Church, located at 1000 Clinch Avenue, Clinton, TN 37716. Holley-Gamble Funeral

ETHEL GLADYS HILL WALKER

Ethel Gladys Hill Walker, Oak Ridge, died in her home on Sunday morning, July 30, 2017, at the age of 93. Gladys was born March 31, 1924, in Lee County, Ky., to parents Minnie May Davis Hill and Charles Dewitt Hill. She and her six siblings were raised in Primrose, Ky. She taught all eight grades in a one-room school house at Primrose after receiving her teaching certificate from Lee Junior College. In 1944, she and her sister, Gean, went to Oak Ridge, to work for the summer as part of the war effort. She decided to stay in Oak Ridge and was one of the first group computer programmers for Union Carbide. Gladys retired from Y-12 in 1985 as a section head for the Computer Sciences Division. Gladys met her husband of 61 years, Everett C. Walker, on a blind date arranged by her sister, Gean, and a dear friend, Rembert Harris. Their daughter Patty was born in Oak Ridge in 1957. She leaves behind friends and family including: Patty and her son-in-law Robert Baird of Clinton; grandson, Patrick of Nashville, to whom she was “Gaga” for 28 years; her very special niece, Bennie Phillips of Murphy, N.C.; sister-in-law, Sally Rae Hill of Irvin, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews; and dear friends, Joyce Carroll and Bobbie Baird. She was a member of Glenwood Baptist Church of Oak Ridge where she taught Sunday school for many years. Gladys was preceded in death by: Husband; parents; brothers, Virgil, Kerney, and Charles Hill; and sisters Sally Rogers, Gean Merriman, and Frieda Hill. The family would like to recognize the sweet care provided to Gladys by the ladies of Visiting Angels Knoxville and Covenant Hospice. The family received friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, with a service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Interment was at Oak Ridge Memorial Park, followed by celebration of life reception for friends and family at Calhoun’s in Oak Ridge. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a memorial for Gladys Walker sent to Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamble.com